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Thu April 24, 2014
Senate Passes Bill For Oklahoma Capitol Repairs
The Oklahoma Senate has resurrected a plan to spend up to $160 million to repair the nearly 100-year-old state Capitol.
The Senate voted 33-9 Thursday for a House-passed resolution that would authorize repairs to the Capitol. The bill called for vote of the people on whether to issue $120 million in bonds to pay for repairs, but the Senate amended it to authorize a bond issue of up to $160 million without a public vote.
The bill now goes back to the House.
On Tuesday, the House defeated a Senate bill to authorize up to $160 million in bonds for Capitol repairs.
Supporters and opponents agree that the Capitol needs extensive repairs. But they disagree on how to pay for them.
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Bill's Author may ask house to reconsider